Victor E. Norris Jr. and Susannah Valentine Rhodes announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ann and Dennis Valentine of Marietta. She is a 1994 graduate of Marietta High School and is a paramedic at St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service and Devola Volunteer Fire Company.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Joanne Spencer of Lancaster, Ohio and the late Victor Norris Sr. He is a 1980 graduate of Maysville High School and works in the Emergency Department at Selby General Hospital.

Together the couple have five children, Alisha and Trey Norris of Zanesville, Ohio; Shakur and Novalee Norris, and Jordan Rhodes of Marietta.

A private beach ceremony wedding is planned for July 21 at Kiawah Island, S.C.

The couple will continue to reside in Marietta..